Autoworkers Favor Higher Fuel Efficiency

84 percent of UAW households favor increasing fuel economy standards to 40 mpg over the next 10 years.

Published: 01-Feb-2002

WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2002 (ENS) - A new poll released today finds that voters in Michigan - epicenter of the American auto industry - support raising fuel efficiency standards for America's cars and trucks.

The poll, commissioned by the Sierra Club, found that Michigan households with a United Auto Worker (UAW) member are even more likely to favor tougher fuel economy standards.

"Autoworker households in Michigan overwhelmingly supported raising fuel economy standards to 40 miles per gallon," said Celinda Lake, president of Lake, Snell, Perry & Associates, a "progressive" polling firm whose principals are among the Democratic party's leading strategists.

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